Environmentalism has always been my “thing” since I was a little kid. I grew up worrying about conserving water and taught my parents how to compost when I was in high school. During my undergrad at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), my friends and I co-led a fossil fuel divestment campaign and environmental student organization. Upon graduating, I became SAICs first Sustainability Coordinator and began working to more strategically guide the school's sustainability initiatives. This job was amazing and I loved it and during my free time I also volunteered on urban farms in the city. The more I experienced and learned about farming the harder I fell for it. After two and a half years at SAIC I left and started farming. Now I’m here at Fortunate Farm and am loving every minute of it. Much of my work involves row-crop/orchard planning and development, seeding and field work.
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